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How Does J.K Rowling Engage The Reader, And Make Them Want To Read On?

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From Rowling’s exposure of witch craft in the first two chapters, involving Professor Mc Gonagall’s cat transformation, and the events of the Boa constrictor in the reptile room, By Rowling identifying the magic in the story but however, not linking it to Harry, continues to allow the reader to ask how it happens, and when his ability will finally be revealed. The written language is still the same, as the previous chapters and continues using adjectives to describe the Dursleys such as sneered, croaked, and snapped, while Harry’s description still remain neutral, or not described.The first speech from Dudley is his amazement of Harry receiving a letter.‘Dad!’ said Dudley suddenly. ‘Dad, Harry’s got something.’The use exclamation marks are used through conversational speech however shows the urgency shown from the use of exclamation marks. It is written to show how Dudley’s characteristic is selfish and this contrasts from Harry’s vitality to Dudley’s absurdity. Rowling continues to use other linguistic features, for different direct speech. She uses some words in italics, words ‘mine’ and ‘me’. This is used to emphasise and show the significance of a single word that she wants the reader to register. Rowling uses the same sentence ‘I want to read it’ this is said by both Dudley and Harry. However in Harry’s speech she uses italics on the word I, to signify and point out the difference of text registered, from two characters.This is again used with the single word ‘mine’...

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